Sharon Andrews

[Age 61] She was first female president of the Cockeysville-Timonium Lions.

October 20, 2007

Services for Sharon Ann Andrews will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier Church, 13717 Cuba Road in Hunt Valley.

Mrs. Andrews, who was 61 and lived in Monkton, died in an Oct. 11 boating accident on the Sassafras River near the Betterton area of Kent County.

Born Sharon Ann Thompson in Baltimore and raised in Perry Hall, she was a graduate of Overlea High School and earned a diploma at the Maryland General Hospital Nursing School in 1967.

She was an obstetrical nurse at Maryland General Hospital and then became a Baltimore Health Department public health nurse. She returned to obstetrical nursing at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and later worked for St. Joseph Medical Center and the Baltimore County school system.

For the past six years, she was an occupational health nurse at the Social Security Administration complex in Woodlawn.

She was active in Boy and Girl Scouts and Job's Daughters. She was a past president of the PTSA at Hereford High School.

Mrs. Andrews was active in local Lions clubs. She was president of the Cockeysville Lioness Club and when the Lioness designation disbanded, she joined the Cockeysville-Timonium Lions.

She held many positions in the Cockeysville-Timonium Lions Club including club secretary, finally becoming its first female president. At her death, she was membership chairwoman and ran the an Easter flower sale.

She was a host to Lions-sponsored exchange students and worked to start Leo Clubs at Hereford Middle School and Hereford High School.

She had belonged to several congregations, including Perry Hall Methodist Church, the Church of the Redeemer, and St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon. At her death she was a member of the Church of the Resurrection and was active in its choir and as a lay reader and after-service hostess.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, John H.P. Andrews Jr.; a son, John H.P. Andrews III of Charleston, S.C.; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Brezovec of Gaithersburg; two brothers, Michael Richard Thompson of Newtown Square, Pa., and Mark Stephen Thompson of Perry Hall; a sister, Susan Gayle Yaruta of Huntington, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

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